CNN's Brian Stelter continues to run cover for NPR’s mask report after three Supreme Court justices refute it

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CNN’s media correspondent Brian Stelter continued to run cover for NPR on Sunday, devoting only two minutes on his show to the now-infamous mask report that has been refuted by three Supreme Court justices.

Last week, the left-wing anchor's newsletter praised NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg as "incredibly well-sourced" after she reported Chief Justice John Roberts "in some form" asked the justices to wear masks because of the omicron surge since Justice Sonia Sotomayor has diabetes, and Justice Neil Gorsuch refused.

Once all three justices involved in the story refuted it, Stelter pivoted to dismissing the rare public statements from Sotomayor, Gorsuch and Roberts contradicting the report as a mere "dustup" in his newsletter. The media had erupted over the report due to Gorsuch and Sotomayor's ideological differences and the notion that Gorsuch was putting her in danger out of callousness.

On Sunday’s edition of Stelter's struggling program "Reliable Sources," the NPR debacle was given short shrift.

Stelter spent the first 20 minutes of the show bashing conservative and right-leaning media organizations, praising the government for rolling out a functioning website that offers free COVID tests, downplaying recent gaffes by President Biden by declaring that Americans are tuning... (Read more)